Commonwealth Prevention Alliance Nationally Recognized for Innovative Solution to the Addiction Crisis

Addiction Policy Forum awards programs for saving lives Harrisburg, PA —Addiction Policy Forum, a leading national nonprofit, recognized Commonwealth Prevention Alliance in its ‘Pennsylvania Innovations to Address Addiction: Ten Innovative Solutions that are Transforming Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery’spotlighting innovative programs that address addiction and provide support for families and communities. “The Pennsylvania Innovation Now […]

Is adolescent cannabis consumption associated with risk of depression, anxiety, and suicidality in young adulthood?

Findings  In this systematic review and meta-analysis of 11 studies and 23 317 individuals, adolescent cannabis consumption was associated with increased risk of developing depression and suicidal behavior later in life, even in the absence of a premorbid condition. There was no association with anxiety. Meaning  Preadolescents and adolescents should avoid using cannabis as use is […]

Connecticut Doctors Push Back Against Medical Cannabis For Opioid Use Disorders

“Cannabis is no quick fix for opioids,” said Dr. Yifrah Kaminer, child and adolescent psychologist at UConn Health. “There is no reason to use cannabis to fix the opioid epidemic. This is a desperate and confused effort of people because we don’t have good research to address the opioid epidemic.” Click here for Story   […]